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PublicatienummerUS2141221 A
PublicatietypeVerlening
Publicatiedatum27 dec 1938
Aanvraagdatum14 okt 1937
Prioriteitsdatum14 okt 1937
PublicatienummerUS 2141221 A, US 2141221A, US-A-2141221, US2141221 A, US2141221A
UitvindersJohn Panagopoulos
Oorspronkelijke patenteigenaarJohn Panagopoulos
Citatie exporterenBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
Externe links: USPTO, USPTO-toewijzing, Espacenet
Beer drawing and cooling system
US 2141221 A
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Dec. 27, 1938.

J. PANAGOFOULOS BEER DRAWING AND COOLING SYSTEM Filed' Oct. 14, 1937 INVENTOR,

A TTORNEK Patented 27, 19 38.

UNITED STATES PATENT orrlcli I r 2,141,221 p 4 Claims.

This invention relates to a beer drawing and cooling system.

The principal object of this invention is the provision 01' a beer drawing and cooling system formed in a compact unit.

A further object of this invention is the provision of refrigeration coils formed as a part of the beer drawing and coolingesystem.

A further object is the provision of a beer drawing and cooling system provided with means for circulating a cooling agent through a plurality of beer kegs each having a heat exchanging device incorporated therein.

A still further object is the provision of a beer drawing and cooling system designed to convey beer or similar beverages from the keg to the dispensing spigot, and cool it at the same time.

The beer drawing and cooling system shown and described in this application has been designed so as to form as simple and compact a unit as possible, the entire system being self contained, with of course the exception of a refrigerant compressor which can be readily positioned along side of the unit when in operation. The unit has been designed to cool and dispense beer or similar beverages from one or more kegs as desired, and is particularly adapted for multiple keg installations utilizing kegs of the kind described above.

This beer cooling and drawing system is an improvement over my patent, No. 2,096,591, on Beer cooler device, dated October 19, 1937; and my copending applications, Ser. No. 132,977, on Beer drawing system, and Ser. No. 163,903, on Beer cooling and drawing system.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it

being understood that changes in the precise embodlment of the invention herein disclosed, can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, whereinz- The figure is a side elevation, with parts broken away and parts in cross section, showing the beer drawing and cooling system, the beer keg being shown on a relatively smaller scale.

By referring to the drawing it will be seen that this beer drawing and cooling system comprises, primarily, a circular body member I having a bottom section 2 formed thereon, and provided horizontal partition 5 which serves to separate I the body member I- into two liquid containing compartments 6 and I. Positioned centrally upon the top 4, there is a tube 8 which is of siltflcient length to extend upwardly and connect to a cooling tank 8. which is formed within a ll dispensing bar In. Positioned centrally within the circular body member I and extending downwardly through the horizontal partition and bottom section 2 thereof, there is asecondary tube I I, the lower end of which is connected to a ll circulating pump l2, and theupper end of which extendsupwardly within, the tube 8 and ends well within the cooling tank 9. An additional tube 13 connects the circulating pump I! to the bottom compartment 1, being tapped through the bottom section thereof. Positioned around this campartment I there are a plurality of valved taps H. Positioned around the bottom of the compartment 6 there is another series of valvedtaps l5, these valved taps l4 and It being provided 26 to circulate the liquid cooling agent through cooling coils positioned within the beer keg by means of hose i6 and I1. Refrigeration coils l8 are nositioned within the compartment 6 of the circular body member I, and are designed to be supplied so with a refrigerant from a compressor, in such manner as to adequately cool the liquid within the device, Positioned within this compartment 6 and extending through the tube 8 are a plurality of beverage supply pipes l9. These beverage supply pipes l9 extend upwardly through the complete length of the tube 8 and through the cooling tank 9 to the outside of the bar 10 where spigots 20 are located. The lower ends of these beverage pipes extend downwardly within the compartment 6 and terminate in connections 2| positioned around the circular body member I. A flexible metallic hose 22 is provided from the connection 2i and is designed to connect with a the cooling liquid circulating from the compartment 6 through the beer keg by means of the tubes I6 and I1, and leading to the compartment 1. The cooling agent is then circulated downwardly from the compartment I through the tube It to the circulating pump l2. From the circu- I lating pump I! the cooling agent is forced upwardly through the secondary tube I I, completely through the drawing and cooling unit, to a point well within the cooling tank 9 positioned in the 5 bar Ill. The cooling liquid then .flows downwardly through the tube 8 to the compartment 6. It will be seen that I have provided an eiilcient means of drawing and cooling beverages, such as beer and the like, the device being so formed that 10 a plurality of beverage kegs may be placed around it and connected thereto. It is obvious that the relatively short length 01' the beverage pipe from the beverage keg. to the dispensing spigot, is adequately cooled so that the beverage 15 reaches the spigot in suitable condition for serving.

This drawing and cooling system has been designed for installation upon two floors; for instance, the bar l0 being located on the main go floor oi the establishment and the remainder oi the unit positioned on the floor below, thus enabling the beverage kegs to be changed without causing any inconvenience.

It is understood that, if desired, an air agigg tating device may be substituted for the pump II, the resulting air agitation causing the cooling agent to circulate just as eiiiciently as the pump.

What I claim is:-

1. In a beer drawing and cooling system comso. prising a cooling tank positioned underneath a bar and a body member having a partition therein, said partition designed to form upper and lower compartments for retaining a cooling agent, a refrigeration coil positioned in one of said compartments, a plurality of taps from said compartments adapted to provide channels to and from a plurality of beer kegs tor a cooling agent, a top on said body member, a main tube in communication with the upper compartment'and the cooling tank, a secondary tube positioned through the said compartments and extending upwardly through the said main tube into the said cooling tank, pump means for circulating the cooling agent through the said tubes, cooling tank, and

4| compartments, a plurality of pipes leading from the said beer kegs through the said .upper compartment, main tube, and cooling tank to a spigot on the bar.

2. A beer drawing and cooling system comprisa ing a cooling tank positioned underneath a bar, and a circular body member having a partition therein, said partition designed to form upper and lower compartments for retaining a cooling agent, a refrigeration coil positioned in one of I said compartments, .a plurality of valved taps from said compartments adapted to provide channels to and from a plurality of beer kegs for a cooling agent, a main tube in communication with the upper compartment and the cooling tank, a secondary tube positioned through the 5 said compartments and extending upwardly through the said main tube into the said cooling tank, means for circulating the cooling agent through said tubes, cooling tank, and compartments, a plurality of detachable pipes connected 10 to said beer kegs and leading through said upper compartment, main tube, and cooling tank to spigots positioned on the bar.

3. A beer drawing and cooling system comprising an upper tank, a lower tank having upper 5 and lower compartments for retaining a cooling agent, a refrigeration coil positioned in the upper compartment, an outer tube in communication withsaid upper compartment and said upper tank, an inner tube extending through both said 1) upper and lower compartments and through said outer tube into said upper tank, a plurality of outlets from, the upper compartment adapted to provide communication with heat exchanging devices incorporated in beer kegs, a plurality of ap- :5 ertures in the lower compartment providing communication with said devices, a pump having its inlet connected with said lower compartment and its outlet connected with said inner tube, and conduits extending through said outer tube and 80 upper tank and adapted to conduct beer from said kegs.

4. In a beer drawing and cooling system in which the beer is contained in kegs having heat exchanging devices incorporated therein, the I combination of an upper tank, a lower tank having two compartments for retaining a cooling agent, a refrigeration coil positioned in the upper compartment, an outer tube in communication with the upper compartment and the upper tank, 0 an inner tube extending through the upper and lower compartments and said outer tube and projecting into said upper tank, means providing communication between the upper compartment and the heat exchanging devices, means provid- I ing communication between the lower compartment and the heat exchanging devices, a pump having its inlet connected with said lower compartment and its outlet connected with said inner tube, and conduits connected with said '0 kegs and extending upwardly through said outer tube and upper tank and adapted to conduct beer from said kegs.

JOHN PANAGOPOULOS.

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Classificaties
Classificatie in de VS62/393
Internationale classificatieB67D1/04, B67D1/00
CoŲperatieve classificatieB67D1/04
Europese classificatieB67D1/04